Psychology as a Science

Before I can answer this question I need to know the definition of science and then the definition of psychology.
Psychology comes from the Greek words Psyche (Or soul) and Logos (the study of) which came to be known as the study of soul. The American Heritage dictionary defines psychology as the science dealing with the mind and with mental and emotional processes. All in all psychology is the scientific study of human, animal behavior and their mental processes.
Science is described as the systematic knowledge derived from observation. The Concise Oxford English Dictionary defines Science as the intellectual and practical activity includes the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.
The two definitions in laymen’s language;-The definition of psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. I looked at many different definitions of science and over all to me it’s definition can be determined as the knowledge someone gains through observation and or experimentation.
An experiment is when something is not known so it is looked into a little deeper. People investigate the questions, solving problems, and provide evidence. Without experimenting, psychology wouldn’t be a science and it could be considered as a religion.
Scientific study is a way of coming to an understanding and can be very useful in every area of life; it is evident that science examines each theory with rigorous and scrupulous tests to see if it describes reality. The scientific method works well in reaching and recording physical data and reaching conclusion which either or nullify a theory.
There are many areas of psychology, each attempting to explain behavior from different perspectives; the behaviorists perspective believes that behavior is learned and selected by environmental consequences .Its method of data collection relies heavily on experimentation conducted in the scientific...